Ayrton Senna’s famous Honda NSX for sale

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Ayrton Senna’s famous Honda NSX for sale


The car is one of three Honda NSX examples owned by Senna, with his red NSX one of the cars the Brazilian kept at his home in Portugal.

The car was first registered in 1991 and has since accumulated 39,100 miles / 62,925 kilometers.

Senna’s red Honda was made famous by several photo shoots in Portugal and was also featured in the 1992 documentary Racing is in my Blood.

Senna tragically lost his life during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, the 30th anniversary of which is approaching on May 1.

After Senna’s death, the car remained in Portugal until current British owner Robert McKagan bought it in 2013. He has now put it up for sale via an advert on Auto Trader.

“I first bought the car in 2013 during a trip to the Algarve in Portugal and have owned it ever since, where it sits proudly on my estate in East Sussex,” McKagan said.

“Senna’s red NSX was given to him by Honda, with whom he had a business partnership, and Senna used it frequently and was photographed with the car during his stays in Portugal.

“Being a huge Senna fan myself, I was delighted to be able to get my hands on the NSX, designed to perfection and boasting a stylish and powerful machine to deliver an incredible road experience.

Ayrton Senna’s Honda NSX

Photo by: Auto Trader

“It has been a real pleasure to own what is one of the most famous cars owned by a true sporting legend and the thrill of driving Senna’s car never goes away.”

The car features a three-liter six-cylinder engine producing 271 hp, rated for a 0-60 mph time of 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 165 mph.

Senna’s Honda was last spotted at Imola in 2019, when Minardi F1 team founder and circuit boss Giancarlo Minardi took it to the track.

It is expected to be on display at the Senna exhibition at Silverstone in August and the seller has said he would “prefer the car to be collected after the exhibition closes”.

For more automotive news, visit Autosport’s sister website, Motor1.com.

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